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Dubai Government Workshop provides support for Expo 2020

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Top officials at the signing ceremony in Dubai on Tuesday.

Business Bureau, Gulf Today

The Expo 2020 Bureau signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) after the latter was tapped to provide technical vehicle support services for activities related to the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai. The MoU also covers opportunities for building and expanding relations between the two parties.  The Workshop has already started to provide fast vehicle services, collectively known as mobile workshop, at the Expo 2020 venue. The agreement was signed by H.E Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, Executive Director, Expo 2020 Bureau, and Fahad Ahmed Al Raeesi, DGW’s Deputy Executive Director, at the Expo 2020 Bureau’s headquarters, in the presence of the Bureau’s managers and employees.

 Al-Ali emphasized the importance of collaborating with various government entities and private sector institutions to ensure the success of Expo 2020, the biggest event of its kind in the country’s history.

 “We reaffirm Expo’s important role as a global event with immense impact on the entire UAE as it reflects the spirit of giving and loyalty to our country. DGW has considerable contributions in delivering top-notch government services and enhancing customer experience,” he said.

 He said DGW’s collaboration with Expo 2020 Bureau is part of its ongoing efforts to deliver the best services to the public and guests of Expo 2020. This is in line with the UAE Government’s directives to give participants and attendees enhanced services and provide them with a pioneering and exceptional experience.

 Al Raeesi said: “The MoU signing is part of our efforts to enhance our cooperation and interaction with various government, semi-government, and private sector entities in Dubai and the UAE. We are confident that this latest development will contribute to Expo 2020’s success. The agreement also represents DGW’s superior vehicle and transportation services, especially in the areas of repairs and maintenance. DGW is at the forefront of providing transport services to Dubai and its government entities.”

He added: “The UAE’s successful bid on November 27, 2013 to host Expo 2020 Dubai is an important turning point in the country’s successful socio-economic progress. This world-class gathering will bring together the globe’s leading companies and corporations under one roof, allowing stakeholders across various industries to network, communicate, and build partnerships.   At DGW, we aim to support the ongoing efforts of various parties to advance the country’s development process through active communication and efficient exchange of knowledge and experiences. Collaborative efforts ensure excellent and successful hosting of this important global event in the UAE.”

 The MoU promotes partnership development, strong communication, and robust cooperation between the two entities in preparation for Expo 2020. Both parties agreed to coordinate in relevant areas, including tire replacement and repair covering vehicles to be used during the event. The DGW-approved fleet system will also track preventive maintenance services as it assigns a permanent mobile workshop to address related emergency needs.

DGW will continue to provide top-notch services to help enhance Dubai’s leadership, bring customer satisfaction and happiness, and achieve the goals and objectives of Dubai 2021, which seeks to develop a pioneering and innovative government capable of providing world-class services that meet the needs of individuals and society.

Meanwhile, Construction consultancy Jacobs Mace has been named Expo 2020 Dubai’s Official Programme Delivery Management Provider, strengthening an already successful relationship and supporting Expo’s ambition to deliver a worldclass site that will attract 25 million visits.

Since its appointment as Project Management Consultant in January 2015, the syndicate has been part of the team responsible for managing the design and construction of the Expo 2020 Dubai site, overseeing everything from logistics and infrastructure to project management of the Thematic Districts, public realm and Al Wasl Plaza centrepiece. Jacobs Mace also monitors the planned construction of almost 100 self-build pavilions for international participants and partners.

Jacobs Mace – a joint venture between engineering company Jacobs Engineering and consultancy and construction firm Mace – has more than 200 consultants working at Expo 2020. Becoming an Official Provider marks the next stage in a successful collaboration that has driven the transformation of the 4.38 sqkm site, including the recently-announced completion of the Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability Districts.

Ahmed Al Khatib, Chief Development and Delivery Officer, Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “Jacobs Mace has proven to be a solid partner, playing an essential role in ensuring that construction is on track. Delivering an event of such enormous scale takes a collaborative effort and is only achievable by sharing knowledge and making continuous improvements side by side with our partners.”